New York Times, Thursday, August 14, 2008

Author: Damon J. Gulczynski
Editor: Will Shortz
Damon J. Gulczynski
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQWXZ} Featured Will Shortz favorite This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite

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Across Down
1. Mythical hammer wielder : THOR
5. Nickname for a namesake of Mary's husband : JOEY
9. Burn, in a way : SCALD
14. ___ wave : SINE
15. First name in folk : ARLO
16. "Institutiones Calculi Integralis" writer : EULER
17. Castle stronghold : KEEP
18. Like some interest : CUMULATIVE
20. Unauthorized preview, say : LEAK
22. Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
23. Apology starter : MEA
24. Resettle : EMIGRATE
28. Serious : SOMBER
30. Strip joint, euphemistically : MENSCLUB
31. My ___ : LAI
32. Joan Miró's "L'___" : ETE
33. Prefix for many cold-weather product names : SNO
34. Glacial ridges : ESKERS
38. Like 1-Across : NORSE
41. Lee of Hollywood : ANG
43. Position : TENET
44. Part of a veterinarian's job : DOSING
46. Aegean island near Naxos : IOS
48. The Tigers of the Ohio Valley Conf. : TSU
49. General for whom a style of chicken is named : TSO
50. Crab : COMPLAIN
53. Roly-poly : ROTUND
56. Defiling : SPOILING
57. German pronoun : ICH
58. Lawyers' org. : ABA
60. Faithful, to a Scot : LEAL
61. Went on : PROGRESSED
65. Goddess in the hand of the statue of Athena in the Parthenon : NIKE
68. Poe-ish : EERIE
69. Call to Rover : HERE
70. Taking care of things : ONIT
71. Some histrionics : RANTS
72. Career division, in sports : YEAR
73. Capt.'s inferiors : SGTS
1. Finger wagger's sound : TSK
2. Speed : HIE
3. Comic's stock : ONELINERS
4. Adjusts, as a currency rate : REPEGS
5. Crooks' lackeys : JACKALS
6. Sch. in Tulsa, Okla. : ORU
7. State tree of Massachusetts : ELM
8. Not their : YOUR
9. Port locale : SEACOAST
10. Director's cry : CUT
11. Out on ___ : ALIMB
12. It holds water : LEVEE
13. Gloomy, literarily : DREAR
19. Thread type : LISLE
21. Fly ball's path : ARC
24. Fix : EMEND
25. Little brother's cry, perhaps : METOO
26. Deli sandwich choice : TUNA
27. Vernacular that came into prominence in 1996 : EBONICS
29. One of a candy box duo : MIKE
35. Making necessary : ENTAILING
36. Balsam, e.g. : RESIN
37. Burned : STUNG
39. In ___ (positioned naturally) : SITU
40. Tangles : ENSNARES
42. Sticky stuff : GOOP
45. "___ with you" (parting words) : GODBE
47. Smoke a little : SMOLDER
51. "American ___" : PIE
52. Grasslands : LLANOS
53. More red, maybe : RIPER
54. Papery sheath on a plant stem : OCREA
55. Protective protrusion : THORN
59. Wan : ASHY
62. "Shoo!" : GIT
63. Match : SEE
64. Reconstruction, e.g. : ERA
66. Do-it-yourselfer's aid : KIT
67. Uranians, e.g., in brief : ETS

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